Worth review – a moral maze for 9/11 victims’ lawyer

Michael Keaton’s attorney Ken Feinberg reminds his Georgetown college students that they’re studying law, not philosophy. And though this stolid drama, based on a true case, begins as a procedural, about systems, processes and deadlines, it is most absorbing when it zeroes in on one man’s moral arc.

Directed by Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher), it follows the pro-bono fight led by Feinberg over almost three years to ensure fair compensation for those who lost loved ones on 9/11. It’s widower-turned-rabble-rouser Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci, more silver fox than grizzled wolf) who encourages him to question the democratic value of “due process”, which rewards stockbrokers with families while penalising immigrants, service workers and those in gay relationships.

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